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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:14 AM

Faulty Guitar Hero II Controller Fix
Posted by XanTium | April 10 21:14 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From allaboutthegames.net:


Red Octane confirmed today via its customer support team that unfortunately there is a batch of Guitar Hero II X Plorer controllers for the Xbox 360 with a faulty whammy bar. The problem causes whammy bar movements to either not be registered within the game, or for there to be a slight delay before you whammy bar movements are represented on screen.

Red Octane has promised that unsatisfied customers can exchange their controllers at their place of purchase, or if purchased via their online store, can submit an RMA request and have the faulty controller exchanged.
The problem is isolated to two specific models of the controller, the numbers of which are 95065 and 95055.

However all is not as bad as it seems as we have discovered a remedy to this problem which is as simple as loosening two screws and which does not void your warranty. Carefully follow these simple instructions.


Full Story: allaboutthegames.net




#2 darkmike57

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 01:40 AM

Did the mod. Works perfect!

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:01 AM

now that is some great customer service. coming out, admitting a flaw, and fixing it.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:44 AM

worked for me too

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 03:14 AM

heh... of course this is the model i have dry.gif

oh well, at least theres a simple fix.. wonder if its a perma-fix?

i wondered why the whammy only worked sometimes :/

Edited by ILLusions0fGrander, 11 April 2007 - 03:14 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2007 - 03:28 AM

Submit a RMA online for an exchange? Good luck with that. I submitted 2 of them exactly one week ago from today and STILL haven't received any reply from RedOctane yet. rolleyes.gif

Edited by Norkusa, 11 April 2007 - 03:32 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2007 - 04:37 AM

I found the fix a few days ago and I moved the unit more than slightly and works perfect and its very sensitive and easy to activate SP

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 12:17 PM

Nice there fixing it, Of topic: I've never had any problems with my Guitar Hero 2 on my PS2, stuck on one song though on Hard Mode I think it's (What was she doing in my room last night), so dam hard.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE(ILLusions0fGrander @ Apr 11 2007, 03:21 AM) View Post

heh... of course this is the model i have dry.gif

oh well, at least theres a simple fix.. wonder if its a perma-fix?

i wondered why the whammy only worked sometimes :/


yes its a permenant fix, one that i assume will be done on assembly from now on.

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 12:25 PM

classy response to a known problem - and such a simple fix.

i find it odd that you can basically take the whole thing apart and still NOT void the warranty...

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 01:46 PM

This fix is not officially from Redoctane.

#12 HansiHusten

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 01:50 PM

Does any1 of you know where i can order the guitars separately in europe? not even amazon does have a single solo guitar to sell..... damnit

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 02:32 PM

Great fix!

Now the guitars will work perfectly for all of the downloadable songs on Live that Microsoft is trying to rape us on. Yay!

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 04:05 PM

At least they admitted there is a problem, i am going to wait for the wireless controllers before i pick this game up though. biggrin.gif

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 05:56 PM

Glad to hear there is a fix for this as I was thinking of buying this game but was hold back by the reports of faulty guitars, now I am really interested in getting this again smile.gif




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